February 10, 2017
Following a week of headlines dominated by “fake news” and football, this week was all about girl power!
- Madame Secretary – Despite your political leanings, there’s no question that Betsy DeVos was a major newsmaker this week. In a historic tie-breaking vote, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed DeVos as the country’s new Education Secretary. The Washington Postcaptured these reactions – pro, con and otherwise.
- Uptown Girl – At age 63, Christie Brinkley can still make a splash at the beach! The model returned to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in a photo shoot with her daughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook. Brinkley has graced the Swimsuit Issue cover three times and has appeared in the magazine eight times overall. The 2017 Swimsuit Issue comes out on newsstands next week. In the meantime, you can check out more shots of Brinkley and family here.
- Facebook Femme Fatale – Senator Elizabeth Warren is not someone who agrees to be shut down and put in a corner. After being silenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of Senate Republicans for impugning a fellow senator’s character, Warren took to Facebook Live to finish her remarks.
- Gone Girls – The organizers of the Women’s March are planning an encore. Just more than two weeks after organizing a massive march on Washington, D.C. that generated solidarity marches around the world, a tweet on the Women’s March Twitter account (@womensmarch) announced an upcoming “general strike.” While the details are not yet clear, the tweet alluded to “a day without women.”
- Natural Woman – Apparently, iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin “knew you were waiting.” The 74-year-old Queen of Soul announced that she is releasing one last album this year before retiring. Her final record, due out in September, will be recorded in Detroit and “entirely composed of originals.” R-E-S-P-E-C-T!